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03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim has started operations at its Sivas works in Turkey. The plant recently trebled its capacity to 1.8Mta and now represents 42 per cent of the group’s Turkish capacity. Some US$150m was invested by Votorantim in Turkey. The expansion of the Charlevoix works in Michigan, USA, should come on-stream next year. Currently, Brazil represents around 60 per cent of Votorantim’s turnover, in spite of the severe recession there. The Brazilian market is expected to begin to recover in 2019.

Votorantim Cimentos to inaugurate Sivas plant

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos is to inaugurate its cement works in Sivas, Turkey, as part of its drive for geographic diversification. International operations account for 40 per cent of its revenues, a share that is expected to grow next year as the expansion of the Charlevoix (MI), USA, works comes online. ‘Geographic diversification works as a "hedge," which compensates for the situation we're going through in Brazil,’ said company president, Walter Dissinger. Therefore, it is expected that ...

Shaping southeast Asia

28 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ahead of Cemtech Asia in Singapore, 9-12 July 2017, ICR takes a moment to consider the changing make-up of southeast Asia’s cement capacity. The region has been at the forefront of cement industry growth for the last decade and, while the impetus for new capacity has started to ease, several key regional players have emerged and are now extremely influential in determining regional cement trade and supply. Producers such as Thailand’s SCG are entering promising markets like Myanmar as...


26 June 2017, Published under Cement News

For the year ending March 2017, PPC saw its group revenue improve by five per cent to ZAR9641m (US$750m), compared to ZAR9187m in the previous year. EBITDA over the same period slipped by 13 per cent from ZAR2385m to ZAR2065m, while operating income fell 24 per cent from ZAR1630m to ZAR1233m. The uptick in revenue was attributed to the strength of its rest of Africa business, which saw its EBITDA increase by 19 per cent over the period. The rest of Africa cement business saw revenues adva...

Dangote Cement

26 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Production is due to start at Dangote’s new 1.5Mta cement grinding plant in Bouansa, Republic of Congo, this month, according to the company. The US$300m facility will take the country’s total cement production capacity to 2.55Mta along with Cimaf (0.5Mta), Sonocc (0.25Mta) and Forspal (0.3Mta). The works will also boost Dangote’s capacity across Africa to more than 40Mta. Construction is currently underway on a new 3Mta grinding plant in Côte d'Ivoire and two new plants have been announc...

Sustainable Primavera

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction and operation of cement plants carry the potential to have a profound impact on the local environment and communities. However, with a strategic approach that considers a cement producer’s return on social investment, they can be a force for good, bringing mutual benefits for the company and these communities. By Álvaro Lorenz, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. In June 2017 Votorantim Cimentos will be celebrating its first year of operation at the 1.2Mta Primavera plant...

Chad: President Idriss Déby opens CIMAF plant

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Chad’s President, Idriss Déby Itno, inaugurated on Monday the new Lamadji cement plant just north of the capital, N’Djaména. The works marks the cooperation between the country and Morocco’s CIMAF and represents an investment of XOF23bn. It has a cement capacity of 0.5Mta, which can be further expanded to 1Mta.

Plans to set up cement facilities near India’s thermal power plants

02 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Fifteen companies in India have expressed an interest to set up cement plants near NTCP power stations to help dispose the power company of the 52Mt fly ash generated by its projects. In addition, NTPC is also scouting for captive consumers to create the demand for the electricity generated by its plants as the cement facilities will be required to buy power from the nearby NTPC works. "Interested party shall sign a long-term agreement with NTPC for use of fly ash and electricity exclusiv...

AfDB provides loan to Diamond Cement Guinée

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The African Development Bank has granted a US$22.5m loan to Diamond Cement Guinéa to finance a clinker production unit. The new 0.5Mta plant will be built in Souguéta, some 200km from Conakry. Clinker from the works will be sent to grinding units in the outskirts of Conakry. According to the agreement, the new unit will help to "reduce the cost of cement production on the one hand and make cement more accessible to the population,  while on the other hand, reduce dependence of the Guinea...

FANCESA Cal Orck’o works to start production mid-2019

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (FANCESA) will finish all earthmoving works on the site of its new cement plant in Cal Orck’o  in two months’ time, according to the company. New equipment will start arriving in September with the line’s completion scheduled in 2019. The earth movement stage was expected to take only four months but for undisclosed reasons there has been a four-month lag. However, FLSmidth, who was awarded the contract on 27 July 2016 has pledged to start equipment d...